The London hotel is the ninth Hyatt hotel opening in the city, signalling Hyatt’s expanding brand footprint in the United Kingdom
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars. Marking a key milestone in Hyatt’s strategic brand growth in the U.K. capital, the 204-room hotel is the 14th property in the country, demonstrating the United Kingdom as a priority growth market within Hyatt’s diverse and evolving brand portfolio. In the last five years, Hyatt has increased its brand presence in the UK from five to 13 properties, with six of those based in London.
Housed in grade II listed building on the former grounds of King Henry VIII’s Bridewell Palace, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars claims a prime spot in London’s business and leisure district, home to global corporations, influential businesses, and law firms. Guests will enjoy convenient access to all the capital has to offer, with Blackfriars Underground and railway stations just a few minutes away. Many of London’s most popular attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe are also within walking distance from the hotel.
In line with the Hyatt Regency brand ethos, the hotel has been intuitively designed for productivity and peace of mind, with an environment for guests to work, connect or relax. Well-appointed guestrooms and suites boast contemporary finishes, quality amenities, and dedicated workspaces. Three dynamic and diverse food and beverage concepts are poised to become new local culinary destinations. Meanwhile, a trio of versatile group spaces offer to host a wide range of meetings and events in this desirable central London location. Guests also benefit from access to a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre.
“We are delighted to welcome guests to Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars situated alongside our neighbouring landmarks, businesses and cultural attractions,” said Laurent Schauder, general manager of Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars. “With our welcoming service, inventive food and beverage offerings and ideal location, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars is soon to become the hotel of choice for anyone looking for a memorable experience in the heart of the city”.
Designed by THDP Ltd, the hotel’s interiors are influenced by its local history. The building’s past life as one of King Henry VIII’s royal palaces is referenced in the materials used throughout the hotel, with marble ceramics and gold finishes evoking its former regality. With Fleet Street, the historic hub of printing and publishing, just around the corner, Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars pays homage to the craftsmanship of the trade through the bespoke artwork inspired by the art of newspapers that adorns its walls.
204 guestrooms and suites provide impressive views of the listed buildings that once held iconic printing presses, while others offer the chance to marvel at the famous skyline of the city of London. With 10 room categories and up to 753 square feet (70m2) of space, guests can enjoy the hotel’s modern guestrooms, complemented by ergonomic work areas, rainfall showers and comfortable aesthetics.
Three innovative food and beverage concepts are set to mark Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars as the new destination for inspired cuisine and mixology.
The Chinese Cricket Club fuses traditional techniques and the finest ingredients to offer a contemporary take on Chinese classics. The restaurant is named in honour of the captain of the Shanghai XI cricket team, Feng, who travelled to England in 1857 with his bride, Xiu. When arriving to Blackfriars’ docks, the couple made their way to Limehouse, where Xiu opened the first traditional Chinese restaurant in London. Their legacy lives on in the inviting backdrop of The Chinese Cricket Club and its rich and diverse menu of homemade dim sum and signature specialties.
New York and London meet at NYnLON, a neighbourhood-style bistro that celebrates the charm, heritage, and influence of the two great cities. The all-day menu brings together local and sustainable dining, with elevated comfort food favourites, accompanied by an extensive drinks list showcasing authentic American whiskies and exceptional natural wines.